Posted by: Lisa Maruca | March 8, 2010

A detailed reading of Shamela

…with all its puns, references, double entendres, and layers of layers of meanings, can be found in “The Framework of Shamela” by Eric Rothstein, ELH, Vol. 35, No. 3 (Sep., 1968), pp. 381-40 (which you can access via JStor).  The details help one understand the multiple targets Fielding was satirizing, which in turn reveal how intertwined the novel, sexual politics and governmental affairs really were–at least for a careful reader of culture like Fielding.

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